DOD 2024

DOD 2024 – International Workshop on Dynamics of Disasters:
Hybrid Threats

to be held in the conjunction with the 19th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security

July 30 – August 01, 2024

Recent years have painfully revealed that disaster preparedness as well as disaster management are not always up to par to the challenges posed by various disasters, for both natural as well as man-made disasters. Disasters occur when hazards and their corresponding risks can no longer be properly contained, leading to serious detrimental consequences in terms of loss of life, financial repercussions or devastation to infrastructure and the environment. Globally, disasters have increased and are also affecting or threatening regions where in the past certain hazards were not so prominent. The COVID-19 pandemic surely has been – unfortunately – a hard test by reality for many aspects of disaster preparedness as well as operational disaster management policies, which still impacts our lives today and so will for some time in the future. To elaborate further using the example of the COVID-19 pandemic in hindsight from the perspective of today, the global spread and the resulting different implications during the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance to consider the dynamic evolvement of a disaster, which is exactly what the DoD-series has been focused on in the past and also will be focused on in its edition in 2024. DOD 2024 will broaden its scope and put forward the specialized theme of hybrid threats, thereby paying particular attention to emerging threats due to the ever growing integration and coupling between the cyber- and the physical domain. These emerging threats reach farther than cyber-physical systems, which have been the prime examples for novel attacks and consequences, which can both arise from the cyber as well as the physical domain. The impact of hybrid threats on our modern societies is profound and only increases the challenges for disaster management organizations and first responders.

We call for (extended) abstracts and/or papers dealing with all aspects related to the dynamics of disasters, and – in particular – encourage submissions dealing with hybrid threats. We would also like to highlight that we encourage submissions addressing challenges relating to the interdisciplinary character of disaster response and disaster management.

We plan to organize a call for extended versions of papers presented at DOD2024 to be included in dedicated post-proceedings of DOD 2024 published by Springer, similar to previous editions of the DOD-series:

We are very much looking forward to hosting DOD 2024, which will be co-located with the 19th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES) and welcoming you to Vienna!

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

All aspects relating to the dynamics of disasters including

mathematical and statistical modeling

data analytics
emergency and disaster management
hybrid threats as new and emerging hazards to society

Important Dates

Submission Deadline March 31, 2024
Author Notification May 29, 2024
Post-Proceedings tba
 Conference July 30 – August 1, 2024

Workshop Chairs

Dimitris Simos
General Chair
SBA Research, Austria

Bernhard Garn
PC co-Chair
SBA Research, Austria

Stefan Pickl
PC co-Chair
Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany

Panos Pardalos
Steering Committee Chair of DOD
University of Florida, USA

Program Committee


Submission Guidelines

The submissions should be prepared according to the guidelines given here for Springer LNCS: Conference Proceedings guidelines | Springer | Springer — International Publisher.